San Francisco, Aug 25 (AP/UNB) — Apple believes some of its zealous customers will treasure its new titanium credit card so much that they will spend time polishing its white finish.
That's why Apple has posted instructions on how to clean the card properly and warned that some materials might leave blemishes that are difficult to remove.
The list of potential hazards includes leather and denim, prompting some people to conclude Apple's credit card is so special that it can't be stored in the wallets and pockets where most other credit cards reside.
But the company says it merely wants people to know that the dyes used in some types of leather and denim can leave stains. Those discoloring marks are unlikely in most kinds of wallets and jeans, something Apple alluded to in its post by advising that the card can be kept in a wallet or pocket made of "soft materials."
The reverence Apple seemed to be according its card triggered widespread derision on Twitter and elsewhere on the internet.
"Do not look directly at Apple Card," Alex Stamos, a former top security executive at Yahoo and Facebook, mocked in a tweet late Wednesday . "Do not speak to Apple Card. Do not denigrate Apple Card in Its Holy Presence."
In reality, Apple's cleaning instructions for the card mirrors the same practice it applies for its iPhone, iPad, Mac computers, ear buds and all other physical products. But while it's common for people to clean those devices, few consumers spend time sprucing up their credits cards.
Apple describes a two-step cleaning process involving microfiber cloths and isopropyl alcohol and includes a list of inappropriate cleaners. The instructions also warn against touching another credit card or "potentially abrasive objects" like coins or keys.
The Apple Card, announced in March in partnership with Goldman Sachs, started rolling out in the U.S. this month. Though industry experts say the card's financial benefits mirror many of those already out there for consumers, Apple is positioning it as a refreshing change from the thousands of other credit cards that have been available for decades.
In one of the biggest differences, the card is designed to be primarily used with the Wallet app on the iPhone and Apple Watch. But at retail stores, that requires merchants to accept Apple Pay. Apple and Goldman Sachs are giving people the option of a physical card to use when Apple Pay isn't an option.
The card is made of titanium and a sleek white finish to give it added flair and prestige. It's a strategy that has worked well for other high-end cards made of metallic alloys, such as the Chase Sapphire Reserve Card .
As part of its effort to keep its new credit card customers happy, Apple is offering to replace any card that loses its sheen, at no extra charge.
Dhaka, Aug 20 (UNB)- Chinese brand Vivo has recently reduced prices of its three smartphones.
Now, the Vivo V15 Pro is available at BDT 35,990 instead of BDT 39,990. Similarly, The company’s v15 and Y17 are available respectively at BDT 25,990 and BDT 20,990. The previous prices of both phones were respectively BDT 27,990 and BDT 22,990, said a press release.
Managing Director of vivo Bangladesh Duke said that “We always value peoples’ emotion and desire. Eid brought happiness to our Bangladeshi customers and this price reduction will extend that happiness.”
The V15 Pro features 6.39-inch FHD+ display which supports 1080x2340 pixels resolution, 32MP front camera and 48 Million Quad Pixel Sensor + 8MP AI Super Wide-Angle Camera + 5MP Depth rear camera, is supported by a powerful 3700 mAh battery with Dual-Engine Fast Charging and runs on Android Funtouch OS 9.0.
The smart phone with in-display fingerprint sensor is equipped with 6 GB RAM, 128 GB ROM (supports micro SD card up to 256 GB) and Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 AIE Octa-core.
The vivo V15 with rear-mounted fingerprint sensor is powered by a 2.1GHz Octa-core processor. It comes with 6GB RAM and 64 GB ROM which supports micro SD card up to 256 GB. The phone runs Android Funtouch OS 9 and is powered by a 4,000mAh battery and supports dual-engine fast charging. This dual-SIM phone features 6.53-inch FHD+ display which supports 1080x2340 pixels resolution.
The V15 on the rear packs a 12-megapixel primary camera, a second 8-megapixel camera and a third 5-megapixel camera. The rear camera setup has autofocus. It sports a 32 megapixel pop up camera on the front for selfies.
The Y17 has 20 megapixel camera with AI technology on the front. On the rear it packs a 13 megapixel primary camera, a second 8-megapixel super wide camera and a third 2-megapixel depth camera. This Y series phone features 6.39-inch Helo FHD+ display which supports 1080x2316 pixels resolution. It houses 5000 mAh battery with dual-engine fast charging, 4GB RAM, 128 ROM and fifth generation in-display fingerprint sensor.
Dhaka, Aug 18 (UNB)- Local brand Walton has launched its new notch display smartphone at Tk 10,999 only with powerful battery in market.
The 4G network supported smartphone ‘Primo R6 Max’ comes in two different colors - blue and black and available at all Walton Plazas, brand and retail outlets across the country.
Asifur Rahman Khan, chief of Walton cellular phone sales department, said that the device features a 6.26-inch 19:9 U-Notch HD+ display with 1520X720 pixel screen resolutions. Runs on Android 9.0 Pie operating system, it sports a 1.6 GHz Octa-Core processor, 3GB DDR4 RAM, 32GB internal storage (expandable up to 128 GB) with 4000 mAh battery, finger print and face unlock etc.
It has 13MP and 2MP dual back cameras with LED flash and a set of attractive features along with another 8MP front camera for selfies.
Customers will also enjoy instant replacement warranty for 30 days for the device along with one-year regular service warranty.
Dhaka, Aug 15 (AP/UNB) - Federal safety officials have banned some Apple laptops from airline flights after Apple recalled the batteries because they could catch fire.
The Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement Wednesday that it alerted airlines last month about the recall involving batteries for some Apple MacBook Pro laptops.
Under FAA policy, some potentially dangerous items including lithium batteries can't be carried on board or placed in checked baggage if they are under a safety recall. The item must be repaired, replaced or made safe by a manufacturer-approved method before going on a plane.
On its website, Apple says a "limited number" of 15-inch MacBook Pros sold mostly between September 2015 and February 2017 have batteries that might overheat and pose a fire risk. Apple says it's replacing affected batteries for free.
Dhaka, Aug 11 (UNB) - Don’t be surprised to see a triple-camera setup on the next-generation iPad Pro. The information comes from Japanese blog Mac Otakara, who sites a supplier within China. If true, the 2019 iPad Pro could get top-notch photography experience similar to the rumoured iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Max.
As per the unconfirmed report, Apple is currently planning to release two iPad Pro models. The launch will take place in October at a separate hardware event. The big thing, of course, is a square-shaped camera module on the rear. This time though, there will be three cameras on the rear.
Just like the upcoming iPhone 11, the next-generation iPad Pro will have a primary lens, the secondary camera with a telephoto lens and the third lens will have a wide-angle lens. The triple camera setup on the iPad Pro’s rear would allow for better-augmented reality (AR) experience. And let’s not forget: Apple has been pushing Augmented reality (AR) gaming on the iPad so hard. So it makes perfect sense for Apple to add multiple camera lenses on the future models of iPad Pro.
Another purpose of releasing an iPad Pro with three rear-facing cameras is to bring the same level of photography experience one would usually get with the iPhone. It may seem like a bizarre decision, but the truth is that people do take pictures using their iPads. Samsung is another company that has recently added two rear-facing cameras on the flagship Galaxy Tab S6. It just shows that there is an increasing number of users who would want to see superior cameras on tablets.
The report also notes that a 10.2-inch iPad will have a dual-camera lens. The setup will be similar to what you get on the iPhone 11R, a sequel to the iPhone XR.
The new iPad Pro models and the sixth-generation non-pro iPad are rumoured to launch in October. Last year, Apple updated its iPad Pro lineup by launching two models: 12.9-inch and 11-inch. The new iPads may get released alongside the 16-inch MacBook Pro.